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Paul Pless
06-08-2010, 06:36 AM
In his latest interview regarding the Gulf oil spill.

> :rolleyes:

Andrew Craig-Bennett
06-08-2010, 06:42 AM
This interview?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7809900/BP-oil-spill-Barack-Obama-seeking-ass-to-kick-over-disaster.html

Paul Pless
06-08-2010, 06:46 AM
This interview?That's the one. . . I just can't help but read the transcript in my best Hank Hill voice.

perldog007
06-08-2010, 06:56 AM
trolling is more efficient when you use the 'P' word, as in Sarah but I suppose attacking the President is an acceptable second choice. Good luck Paul, me, I am going to keep trying to make some oars, then will take my Bolger Box out to a pond and terrorize some pan fish.

_Ducks_

erster
06-08-2010, 07:01 AM
Norman since you are always on the cutting edge dealing with calling people out on racism, Palin, Llimbaugh and Faux new stories and their daily breaths, you seemed to have missed this story as did most of your morning E-Blasts.;):D
This is the way that this mess should have been handled.



http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/05/bill_maher_thinks_obama_should.html

erster
06-08-2010, 07:11 AM
I hadn't seen the Bill Maher piece, but I'd happily condemn it. Not because it is racist, since I don't believe Bill Maher is any sort of racist.... I condemn it because it's really in VERY bad taste.
LOL! Sure, bad taste,,, Didn't think you had seem it, or even see it as being anything but bad humor.;)

john l
06-08-2010, 07:19 AM
paul - would you prefer that obama raise and inflame the rhetoric, dare i say
rushpublican style? would you prefer he draw a line in the sand? would you prefer that he shoot first and ask questions later?
i for one admit that i don't know what the best approach to handling the gulf
situation is, but i think his comments on the situation are prudent. what good would backing someone in the corner do? the world knows that BP is at some
degree of fault. btw - where is dick cheney hiding? has haliburton damage control corked him? or is he working with his legal team?

elf
06-08-2010, 07:46 AM
Dork or dimwit. I'll take the dork any time. Dorks think.

Keith Wilson
06-08-2010, 07:46 AM
Jeez - is that the best you can do? He's not going to send Grandma to the death panels? Institute socialism? Make Islam the state religion? Start a war by mistake? (Oops, sorry, that was the last guy.) "Dorkish"? :rolleyes:

Paul Pless
06-08-2010, 08:04 AM
Jeez - is that the best you can do? He's not going to send Grandma to the death panels? Institute socialism? Make Islam the state religion? Start a war by mistake? (Oops, sorry, that was the last guy.) "Dorkish"? :rolleyes:

I think I understand... since he's so much better than the previous president (ooooh such a high bar there) Obama is logically placed in a position above any criticism* then eh?



*most especially if that criticism comes from the right

Paul Pless
06-08-2010, 08:05 AM
(and, in criticism of NBC), they really suck at editing.Perhaps they could learn something from Fox.:D

Gerarddm
06-08-2010, 08:15 AM
Brainy dorks wind up being presidents; real dorks wind up being pump jockeys.

BA.Barcolounger
06-08-2010, 08:18 AM
I watched the interview with Matt Lauer... not sure if this is the interview the thread refers to.

In Obama's defense (and, in criticism of NBC), they really suck at editing. In those clips, they often basically just cut off the tail end of the interviewee's comments, and in this particular clip, it really isn't very flattering to the guy.

Maybe that's part of the reason SOME people would find it 'dorkish'.

In any event, I'd rather have an adult dork in the White House, than a juvenile dork... any day.

Every news outlet is running the clip without his full answer and without Matt Lauer's question - which had a direct lead-in to the "kick-ass" comment.

elf
06-08-2010, 08:19 AM
In any event, I'd rather have an adult dork in the White House, than a juvenile dork... any day.

Bush could barely operate a computer - dorks have that down. Bush wasn't a dork, he was a party guy. If he'd been female he would have been characterized as ditzy, an airhead.

Mrleft8
06-08-2010, 08:22 AM
Plessner calling someone a "DORK"????!!!!!!
LOL!
Well...... Takes one to know one I guess.....
LOL!
:D

LeeG
06-08-2010, 08:40 AM
tall people are more likely to be dorkish than average sized people, it's true.

Garret
06-08-2010, 09:00 AM
tall people are more likely to be dorkish than average sized people, it's true.

Thanks to Randy Newman


Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
To live

They got little hands
Little eyes
They walk around
Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet

Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
`Round here

Short people are just the same
As you and I
(A fool such as I)
All men are brothers
Until the day they die
(It's a wonderful world)

Short people got nobody
Short people got nobody
Short people got nobody
To love

They got little baby legs
That stand so low
You got to pick em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin' peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time
Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
'Round here

Paul Pless
06-08-2010, 09:09 AM
While we're throwing a few jabs Obama's way:its the job he wanted, goes with the territory

Cuyahoga Chuck
06-08-2010, 09:09 AM
In his latest interview regarding the Gulf oil spill.

> :rolleyes:

Obama is inclined to talk in sentences and even paragraphs. I can see why someone who writes a line with no subject nor a predicate might feel threatened by him.
In the end what you think doesn't matter much. Obama has already cut a noticable place for himself in American history. If he gets this oil spill off his neck he's a shoe-in for 2012.

Cuyahoga Chuck
06-08-2010, 09:19 AM
I think I understand... since he's so much better than the previous president (ooooh such a high bar there) Obama is logically placed in a position above any criticism* then eh?



*most especially if that criticism comes from the right

Your criticism boils down to "I don't like what he said". We all know your political posture already so there is no news there. If you could strive to be just a touch more analytical it would make for a better tussle.

Ross M
06-08-2010, 09:26 AM
While we're throwing a few jabs Obama's way:

http://politicalirony.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/323500.full_.gif

The dude volunteered for the job.

But while we are hacking on him, how about this: the CIA has now gone 14 months without an Inspector General. No big deal, right?

Ross

David W Pratt
06-08-2010, 09:29 AM
Did anyone else think it was interesting that he (finally) admitted that no matter how good the containment system is, the leak will persist until the intercepting wells are completed?

John of Phoenix
06-08-2010, 10:26 AM
Did anyone else think it was interesting that he (finally) admitted that no matter how good the containment system is, the leak will persist until the intercepting wells are completed?You were hoping for more of that, "We create our own reality" stuff?

LeeG
06-08-2010, 11:22 AM
You were hoping for more of that, "We create our own reality" stuff?

that really happened, absolutely effing mind blowing.

BrianW
06-08-2010, 12:00 PM
You were hoping for more of that, "We create our own reality" stuff?

A 2004 quote from a White House aide? That's your retort?

Not even a valid YWAAB moment.

Captain Blight
06-08-2010, 12:18 PM
Did anyone else think it was interesting that he (finally) admitted that no matter how good the containment system is, the leak will persist until the intercepting wells are completed?

He admitted nothing. He acknowledged an engineering reality.

paladin
06-08-2010, 12:35 PM
the CIA has now gone 14 months without an Inspector General. No big deal, right?

Some times a lack of an I.G. is a good thing....

Paul Pless
06-08-2010, 12:36 PM
> :eek::D

BrianW
06-08-2010, 01:35 PM
Some times a lack of an I.G. is a good thing....

I bet they get a lot more done. After all, the Afghanistan version of Guantanamo is still up and running.

Come to think of it, so is the real Guantanamo.

elf
06-08-2010, 03:52 PM
The dude volunteered for the job.

But while we are hacking on him, how about this: the CIA has now gone 14 months without an Inspector General. No big deal, right?

Ross

Apparently not to the Republicans - the party of NO.

Paul Pless
06-08-2010, 03:58 PM
But while we are hacking on him, how about this: the CIA has now gone 14 months without an Inspector General. No big deal, right?

Ross


Apparently not to the Republicans - the party of NO.You can't use the lame assed 'blame it on the Republicans' excuse, when Obama can't be bothered to nominate someone for the post.:rolleyes: